Monday, April 27, 2009

NEWS: Pierre Morel Gets A New Project...

One of those surprise films of this year was Taken. With it's great mix of action and visually superb direction, it's right at the end of my top 10 so far of this year. Well, the director of the film, Pierre Morel, has just let us in on what exactly his next project will be, and it's a mixed bag of info.

Variety is reporting that Morel has aquired a yet to be titled thriller, set in Tokyo, that follows a CIA operative, stationed in Japan but on the verge of retirement, who is ordered to carry out a final mission. He finds himself caught in the middle of an international conspiracy.

Now, what really is interesting, is who is creating the project. It is being written by Frank Baldwin, and Alli Shearmur will produce. This kind of bums me out. Sure, what makes Taken such a great film is the direction, but what also made the film so much fun, is the pacing in which not only the direction gave the film, but also from the really well written script, which was penned by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, who won't have any part of this project.

What do you all think about this?

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